Page-15 of Current Affairs - April, 2012

Winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

Columbia University on Monday announced the winners of the 96th yearly Pulitzer Prizes, among the most esteemed recognitions for achievement in US journalism and the arts. Following are the winners in each category:

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Project completion highest in years, pipeline robust

In a period of unpleasant news for Govt, the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE) has sprung a pleasing surprise. In its latest data, the research body CMIE held that projects worth Rs 4 Lakh Crore were completed in FY12, the highest in the last few years. In the previous couple of years, the ..

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IMF pegs India’s growth in 2012 at 6.9%

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has pegged growth in India’s GDP for 2012 at 6.9%, scaling down the forecast by 0.1% points, compared to its projection in January 2012. It attributed the moderating growth outlook to policy dubiety, supply constrictions, high interest rates and low external demand. Step-up of the euro zone crisis and tensions ..

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Production begins in AP’s first uranium mine ‘Thummalapalli’

Production commenced in the first uranium mining and processing plant of Andhra Pradesh, at Thummalapalli in YSR District. About the new plant: Capacity of mining and processing: 3,000 tonnes uranium a day. Reserves: With over 48 million tonnes of reserves, the Thummalapalli mine has been estimated one of the world’s largest uranium mines. Cost: The ..

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